smbfs bug found; SMB bug?

Bill Hawes (
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 14:45:11 -0400

I just tracked down the cause of the smbfs oopses with ls -lR. I've got
a directory on the NT machine with some long filenames -- web page names
or something. The long dirent returned by NT 4.0 (no patches) gives a
_negative_ length of -105. This is the value extracted by the decode
routine as *(p+26).

Is this a known NT bug, or something we're supposed to handle? Perhaps
you could pass this along to team Samba and see if anyone has run into

I'll try to kludge around it somehow ...